Yes Announces Co-Sponsorship Program With 8TV's Shout Awards 2012



KUALA LUMPUR, 19 October 2012 - YTL COMMUNICATIONS SDN BHD, which offers YES, Malaysia's fastest 4G mobile Internet with voice, today announced its co-sponsorship program with 8TV's Shout Awards 2012.

YES believes that thanks to increased access to the internet, the way Malaysians enjoy music and movies has fundamentally changed, exposing undiscovered talents to a global stage. This essentially empowers our youth to transform and take charge of their lives through global connectivity.

"Many of us have laughed at videos of JinnyBoyTV and seen the meteoric rise of Yuna from Internet sensation to global star. At YES, we believe in the transformative power of the Internet and the power of speed and mobility to bring about positive change to our lives," said Jacob Yeoh, Deputy CEO of YES. "Our partnership with 8TV on the Shout Awards 2012 is part of this vision. The Shout Awards are a transformative people's choice award that recognizes the most talented and creative performers in Malaysia, and YES is delighted to be part of this," he added.

YES's fastest 4G service allows for instantaneous creating and sharing of rich multimedia possible wherever people may go. YES has a rich diverse eco-system of products that cater to different lifestyle requirements such as the Go 4G USB dongle for personal use, Huddle and Huddle XS for sharing WiFi hotspots with multi devices and Eclipse 4G smartphone for chatting and surfing on the go.

For a limited time only, YES is now making it even easier for more Malaysian youths to enjoy world class 4G Internet. Through its Year End Promotion, YES is allowing customers to sign-up and receive a Go 4G USB dongle for free. As an added incentive customers who sign up during this period will receive an additional monthly quota of 1GB.

Also as part of this sponsorship, a new initiative was created this year called the Shout Movement. This initiative is an extension to the awards, taking it further on ground, by educating, inspiring and awakening young minds.

In support of the Shout Movement, YES together with 8Team (8TVs roving team) will be conducting a series of roadshows at the following universities and campuses around Malaysia to recruit participants for the Shout Movement:-

1) Sunway University College - 15th Oct
2) UPM - 16th Oct
3) HELP - 22nd Oct
4) Nilai University - 25th Oct
5) UiTM - 29th Oct
6) MMU - 31st Oct
7) UKM - 1st Oct
8) SEGi College - 2nd Nov

The culmination of the Shout Movement will be an all-day event held at Publika, Solaris Dutamas on the 11th November 2013 from 9 am onwards. The highlight of which will be several workshops offering Music, TV & Film and Arts & Fashion as key topics. These workshops will be mentored and facilitated by some of the industrys most influential and recognized talents. During that day, YES will be offering special 'packages and games for the general public.

The 8TV Shout Awards will air live on 8TV at 9pm on the 23 of November 2012.